All resources aimed at people with User Profile: A community worker
How will the warming global climate affect heritage sites in the future? ClimSim is a prototype tool that can help show viewers what the landscape around them may well look like if the global temperature rises by 3 or even 6 degrees Celsius.
What is it? Online tool
What does it allow you to do? Create location-based heritage treasure hunt games
Cost? Free trial, publishing a game to the app store starts from €69 per day to €990 for a year depending on the duration and number of games requiredFind out more!
What is TurfHunt?
TurfHunt is a scavenger hunt game app designed to bring the traditional scavenger hunt game into the 21st century. The TurfHunt app has been used across the world and has many features including multiple game play modes and challenge types. The games are great for encouraging on location engagement and learning with games available both indoor or outdoor using GPS or BLE beacons to trigger game challenges.
Games can be played offline without an internet connection or online competitively with a scoreboard. Choose from various challenge types such as photo challenges (photo, sticker or drawing), multiple choice or single answer text questions and mini games like memory cards. All challenges can be linked together to play in a specific order or played at random.
TurfHunt is perfect for events, tourism and education purposes. The app can be used by anyone who wants to bring people together to explore on location, engaging with heritage and the environment in a fun and innovative way.
Getting started with TurfHunt
Virtual St. Catherine’s
What is it? Website showing case study site
What does it allow you to do? See what is possible through collaboration between heritage organisations and "techie" people
Cost? FreeFind out more!
We used the latest technology and digitisation methods to tell the story of St. Catherine’s Church and graveyard in Killybegs, County Donegal, Ireland.
Killybegs History and Heritage Society collaborated with Donegal County Museum and Ulster University’s Intelligent Systems Research Centre to create a virtual reconstruction, virtual tour, and a series of 3D scans of artefacts from the site.
Virtual St. Catherine’s shows what can be achieved when heritage organisations and “techie” people collaborate on digital projects.
Community co-production of virtual models: evaluation of archaeological sites and evidence
How can heritage organisations and community members work together to produce virtual models of important archaeological sites? This guideline will set out a process for the first stage: evaluating archaeological sites and the information available for their suitability for creating virtual models.
Check back for the completed guideline soon.
CINE Communities: Toolkit
What is it? Website containing guidelines and examples
What does it allow you to do? Learn about multimedia tools and platforms that can be used by community groups to help preserve natural and cultural heritage
Cost? Free, although using some of the tools or platforms recommended may incur a costFind out more!
Digital technology has changed how we view and present our natural and cultural heritage.
Communities have access to digital multimedia tools and platforms that can be utilised to help preserve their natural and cultural heritage.
In the era of smart phones and mobile technology people have access to devices capture content that ranges from photography, high definition video to 3D artefact scanning and share their content to a global audience. This technology can empower communities to take ownership of their history, heritage and stories.
Through the development of digital tools and promotion of accessible platforms museums and heritage organisations can support communities in the creation of heritage content.
This website provides a series of ‘getting started’, guides for a range of digital tools we believe can provide value to community heritage projects.